Saturday, March 31, 2007

31 March: Current productions

Knitting alert!
Leave blog now if you don't want to read about more knitting.

A couple of finished items this week - firstly a large stocking cap (suitable for a pirate or fisherman in touch with his feminine side?) -

And another, medium sized, cap, this time in patterned stripes. Both these caps mix Manx Loghtan with some unknown wools, spun from a big bag of fibre that was given to me last year.

The colours of those mixed wools are not what I would choose to dye myself, but they make some nice colour combinations.

And here is a picture of the sock currently in progress. This is being knitted in the wool I dyed on Tuesday, and wound while sitting in the garden on Thursday.


This wool is supposed to be machine washable - we'll see.

6 comments:

Doris said...

I am terrible at knitting. I can only do so if my mum is close at hand to pick up the dropped stitches and take over for the tricky bits. And interpret patterns for me. But your work makes me wish I were better at it.

KAZ said...

Do you use vegetable dyes or just a box of Dylon?

I, like the view said...

oh - I wish I'd checked your blog out before!

knitting/spinning/hand dyed yarns are some of my first loves. . .

what beautiful hats!

I've only tried socks once, and managed the toes but then got bored about three inches into the foot. . .

wonderful!

I, like the view said...

(wonderful blog, not wonderful that I became bored knitting the sock. . .)

stitchwort said...

doris - it's only a matter of practice....

kaz - neither, I get acid dyes from Kemtex, makers of dyes to the gentry etc. Chemistry, you remember.

ILTV - hello and *blush*. Sock-knitting is nice and mindless, great for watching TV.

Lucy said...

I want I want I want...
also want to meet a pirate or fisherman in touch with his feminine side.